Be meek or be bold? A colony-level behavioural syndrome in ants.

  title={Be meek or be bold? A colony-level behavioural syndrome in ants.},
  author={Sarah Elizabeth Bengston and Anna R. Dornhaus},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={281 1791},
Consistent individual variation in animal behaviour is nearly ubiquitous and has important ecological and evolutionary implications. Additionally, suites of behavioural traits are often correlated, forming behavioural syndromes in both humans and other species. Such syndromes are often described by testing for variation in traits across commonly described dimensions (e.g. aggression and neophobia), independent of whether this variation is ecologically relevant to the focal species. Here, we use… CONTINUE READING
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